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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 NB BASKETBALLERS SQUARE OFF AGAINST CLEMENS SPORTS, IR  50^  New Braunfels  SATURDAY  DECEMBER 17.2011  h erald-zeitun g.com  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852  ‘THIS IS JUST A BIG HELP TO ME’  Photos hy LAURA McKENZIE I Ttie Herald-Zeitunq  Rose McKenzie looks through her box of donated food after it was delivered to her Laurel Plaza apartment t)y Salvation Army volunteers on Friday.  Primary  now set for April  Delay could hurt Perry’s bid for GOP nomination  AUSTIN (AP)  A tederal court f)()Stpone(l the l(>xas [)ri-mary vote trom Mar( h 6 to April i on Friday  BUNDLES OF JOY  Cheer Fund delivers to seniors  By Betty Taytor  The M»^fal(l-Ze)ttni() laurel I’la/a resident Ann Artiuileta had just iltanged tht* tablt'doth on her dining table in her .ipartnient. White poinsettias serv('(l as the ba( kdrop tor an elaborate card tea tun rig the nativity s( (‘lie. She was caretulK ()lac-ing tlu‘ fruit tioni the Saivation Army t(X)d liox tliat liad just lu'en (li'livered onto a plate.  CHEER  FUND  "I love fruit," she sai(L "Right now, this will serve as decora-I tion for rny I table."  Then, she out a container of orange juice.  See CHEER, Page 5A  Perry  Related  ■    Parker,  Smith file for GOP primary  Page 2A  ■    Lone Dem for U S.  Senate drops out  Page 5A  Ann Archuleta discovers candy canes among the food items delivered to tier apartment t)y Salvation Army volunteers on Friday  Local firm ruled subiect to securities act  From sfaft reports AUSTIN  In a civil action brought against Retirement Value II C of New Braunfels, Travis County state l)istri( t Court )u(lge Ciisela Friana has ruled that the investments in lite settlement contrac ts sold by the ( ompanv were securities  subject to the Texas Sec uri-ties Act.  The ruling is part of the securities fraud case brought against the firm by the Texas State Securities Board.  Retirement Value [iresident Ric hard "f^ick" (jray of New Braunfels, who has denied the accusations of fraud, had  claimed that Fite settlement contracts are not sc'curitic«s, and therefore' aren't be sub-jc*c t to rc’gulation by thc‘ Sex u rities Board.  Retirement Value was shut down l)y the See iirities fioard and the' ()ffice ot the Attor ney General in 2010 .ifter selling $77 million in lite» set-  tlemcMit products — investments based on the firoceeds from the death benefits ot [)e’ople who owned lite insur-arTce policies that RV pur-c hased.  The state accused RV ot securities fraud and deceptive [)ractices in selling the' investments.  bc'c ause of ,i fight over new [lolitical ma )s, a delay likely to hurt Ciov. Ric k Perrv in nis bid for the Republican |)re>sidenfial nomi nation.  The Texas Republican and [)e'm()c rati( parties annouru e>d an agreement on a nc'w d.ite* and submittc'd it to the San Antonic) c ourt be'( ause ot the'  (lisf)ute over politie al redis-trictmg. A teder.il court m Washington has rc'tused to a[)[)rove a map draftc'd by the'  Legislature-, and the D.S.  Suprc'me (ourt has nut on hold a ma[) drawn by the' thre'e tede'ral judge's in S.in Antonio.  ('ourt hc'arings are' sche'd-ulc'd to resolve the' dispute'd maps nc'xt month, making it impossilile to hold the balloting on Mare li 6. Bv April 1 the' courts should h.ive* workc'dout a rc'distru ting m,t|) for the'201 2 elc'ctions,  The later primar\ date will almost certain ly affc'ct the' race for the Republican [ireNide'iv tial nomination b\ tiiking lexas out ot tin' Super Tuesday vote on Mirch (>. len state's hold either primarv votes or c auc uses on that (lay and it is usualK a ma)or turning point in tlie ( amfj.ngn lor the pre'sielenK v. Pi'rry, who is running tor preside'nt and is bc'hind in the' polls, will tind it more ditficult to kc'ep his campaign alive' without winning Texas dek'gates on tiiat da\.  Nc'verthelc'ss, botii political partic'S wc’rc' caught hetwc'en a tight elc'ction sthe'dule and having to wait for a tinal temporar\ political map for 2012. A proposal to hole! two irimaries, one on Sufier Tueseiav and anot 1er later in the year, was e'xttemek unpopular and considered too expensive'  "I hope that most Republic an electc'd ofti-cials and lexas voters will be satisfic'd with this pro|K)sal," Stiid Stc've Munistc'ri, chairniiUi of the Republican Party ot Texas, "We are' ho[)eful that with both a timely ruling trom the L'.S. Sufireme* (ourt and subsecjuc'nt finalized ma|)S, that this agrc'ement not only preserves the original struc ture ot a unitic'd primary, but provides us enough time to  See PRIMARY, Page 5A  Spots running out for Safe Seniors food fair  Heiakj Zeitiiiu) lilo photo  Volunteers Crystal Mercer, left, Kim James and Cathy Byrd load food and beverages into a client's trunk during the Food Fair at Flabitat for Safé Seniors in Startzville in 2009  By Drew Stone  rtie Herald Zeltung  Comal ( 'ounty tamilie's in lU'c'd e an sign up for a local food drive on l)ec. 2^ — but they need to hurry.  On Dc'c. 2,i, Habitat for Safe Seniors in Canyon I ake will hold its sixth annual food fair. Aroirnd U),000 pounds of tcK)d will be delivered by the San Antonio leKid Bank, which ( an feed around 2S0 rc'gis-te'rc'd families.  The food fair will start at noon at Habitat for Safe Seniors, 2174 Old Sattle^r Road, C anyon Lake. As of Wednesday attc'rnoon, I SO taniilic's had alrc'acly signc'd  U().  I labitat ext^ utive dirc'C tor Rondah Savage said the tood fair is only open to  C o m a I (' o u n t y rc'sidents, w h o s h o u I d sign up as soon as possi-b 1 e b e t o r e t h e remaining slots are tillc'd.  "Everyone I know right now is in tinanc lal dittie ul-ty, so we're trying to do everything we can to provide for the community," Savage said. "And it's esjie-c iaily important at this time ot the year."  Habitat tor Sate Seniors  See FAIR, Page 5A  WEATHER, 3B  DESTINY MARTINEZ MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY  IX ■ 'ÿ' W # s »  ONLINE  Scan this OR code to visit San Antonio Food Banic or go to httpV/safood-bank.org.  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